Preparing for a hysteroscopy

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What is a hysteroscopy?

A hysteroscopy is an operation to look at the inside of your womb (uterus). A narrow telescope (called a hysteroscope) lets your surgeon look at the inside of your womb. This telescope is passed through your vagina and the entrance to your womb (cervix) so doesn’t require any cuts to be made in your skin. This procedure can be carried out either at an outpatient clinic or at a hospital.

What type of anaesthetic will I have?

Your gynaecologist might be able to do this procedure in the clinic using a smaller hysteroscope. If so, a local anaesthetic injection can then be used to numb the entrance to your womb (cervix).

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Preparing for a hysteroscopy